1. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    While taking some pictures today, my S9 gave me a "Warning camera failed" message in the middle of the viewfinder screen. Only thing to do was press the "OK" button. What is going on? My Sandisk 64gb memory card is only 30 percent full. Also, was there a recent automatic update recently affecting the camera app? The layout seems to have changed a bit.

    I took a screen shot pic of the failure message but can't figure out how to post the pic via my phone.
    07-03-2019 08:09 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    While taking some pictures today, my S9 gave me a "Warning camera failed" message in the middle of the viewfinder screen. Only thing to do was press the "OK" button. What is going on? My Sandisk 64gb memory card is only 30 percent full. Also, was there a recent automatic update recently affecting the camera app? The layout seems to have changed a bit.

    I took a screen shot pic of the failure message but can't figure out how to post the pic via my phone.
    Long press the camera app>tap info >try clear Data, cache and force stop it , see what happens? Not a good sign that error came up.
    07-03-2019 08:33 PM
  3. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot of the warning message. Anyone ever get this before?
    Attached Thumbnails Warning: Camera failed.-screenshot_20190703-173237_camera.jpg  
    07-05-2019 10:56 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot of the warning message. Anyone ever get this before?
    Have you tried what I suggested?
    07-05-2019 11:00 AM
  5. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Have you tried what I suggested?

    When I tap on the camera app, I don't see a choice to clear data or cache. Only choice is to tap on "Force stop". When I tap on Force Stop, an alert window shows up that says "If you force stop an app, it may cause errors" Then to choose either "Cancel" or "Force stop" to continue. So I didn't do anything but cancelled out of this warning screen.
    07-05-2019 11:12 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    When I tap on the camera app, I don't see a choice to clear data or cache. Only choice is to tap on "Force stop". When I tap on Force Stop, an alert window shows up that says "If you force stop an app, it may cause errors" Then to choose either "Cancel" or "Force stop" to continue. So I didn't do anything but cancelled out of this warning screen.
    No it's ok , force stop it
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    07-05-2019 11:12 AM
  7. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I tapped on the Force stop button. Then went back to my home screen. The camera seems to work fine. Actually, that problem only happened a couple days ago while shooting a dozen candid still pics. Camera then continued to work again after those couple error messages. It was just a random occurrence that happened for a minute, then it was okay again. So I cannot even replicate this same problem.
    07-05-2019 11:17 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I tapped on the Force stop button. Then went back to my home screen. The camera seems to work fine. Actually, that problem only happened a couple days ago while shooting a dozen candid still pics. Camera then continued to work again after those couple error messages. It was just a random occurrence that happened for a minute, then it was okay again. So I cannot even replicate this same problem.
    Let's see what happens then try again if it pops up to troubleshoot it.
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    07-05-2019 11:20 AM
  9. Thomasrope's Avatar
    I've had that happen to my camera while shooting a lot of pictures in a row. it was in Phoenix in the summer and my phone overheated and I couldn't shoot more pictures until the phone cooled down.
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    07-06-2019 10:19 AM
  10. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    An update here. A couple weeks ago, I installed whatever Samsung "security" software that was available. Since then I haven't had another camera failure warning. Fingers crossed of course!!
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    07-24-2019 04:58 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    An update here. A couple weeks ago, I installed whatever Samsung "security" software that was available. Since then I haven't had another camera failure warning. Fingers crossed of course!!
    That's good news
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    07-24-2019 06:01 PM
  12. Golurk's Avatar
    I've had that happen to my camera while shooting a lot of pictures in a row. it was in Phoenix in the summer and my phone overheated and I couldn't shoot more pictures until the phone cooled down.
    Happened to me with my S7 Edge once for the same reason (long exposure photos)
    07-24-2019 09:01 PM
  13. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Last update on this topic. Reason I'm saying last update is cuz I...wait for it...got a new Note 10 Plus a few days ago!

    I thought my S9 phone was "fixed" from the camera failure message, but in fact the same problem occurred a few more times. But I noticed it wasn't so random after all. The camera failure happened during times when I was using the zooming function on the screen. After zooming in, the camera error message would happen, not just once but a few times. Frustrating! This happened even after my S9 received a couple of minor software updates within the past few weeks.

    Anyway, I'm hoping my new Note 10+ won't experience the same problem, all fingers and toes crossed!!!
    09-08-2019 12:55 PM
  14. Samo99's Avatar
    Long press the camera app>tap info >try clear Data, cache and force stop it , see what happens? Not a good sign that error came up.
    Remove the sd card
    05-15-2020 03:43 PM
  15. Samo99's Avatar
    While taking some pictures today, my S9 gave me a "Warning camera failed" message in the middle of the viewfinder screen. Only thing to do was press the "OK" button. What is going on? My Sandisk 64gb memory card is only 30 percent full. Also, was there a recent automatic update recently affecting the camera app? The layout seems to have changed a bit.

    I took a screen shot pic of the failure message but can't figure out how to post the pic via my phone.
    Remove the sd card
    05-15-2020 03:44 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Remove the sd card
    This series of Samsung have known history , bad camera modules, some trouble shooting steps worked and some haven't
    05-15-2020 04:09 PM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    This series of Samsung have known history , bad camera modules, some trouble shooting steps worked and some haven't
    Seems like lately we are seeing more and more devices that don't go too far past the year mark without things failing.
    05-15-2020 04:12 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Seems like lately we are seeing more and more devices that go past 2 years without things failing.
    Yeah definitely
    05-15-2020 04:15 PM
  19. BergerKing's Avatar
    I'm running a Note 9 from online release day that that has frankly been flawless, thus far. Figure it will be two years old in August, and it's been the best phone I've ever owned by a comfortable matgin.
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    06-03-2020 06:32 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm running a Note 9 from online release day that that has frankly been flawless, thus far. Figure it will be two years old in August, and it's been the best phone I've ever owned by a comfortable matgin.
    Note 9 is a beast!
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    06-03-2020 08:44 PM
  21. BergerKing's Avatar
    Note 9 is a beast!
    It has been absolutely solid. I need to get a replacement for my broken S-Pen, though, as one drop, the bounce ejected it halfway, then snapped the chrome end off of the yellow body.
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    06-03-2020 09:47 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    It has been absolutely solid. I need to get a replacement for my broken S-Pen, though, as one drop, the bounce ejected it halfway, then snapped the chrome end off of the yellow body.
    Yeah definitely , so you have the blue color nice , had that one also .
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    06-03-2020 09:49 PM
  23. BergerKing's Avatar
    While taking some pictures today, my S9 gave me a "Warning camera failed" message in the middle of the viewfinder screen. Only thing to do was press the "OK" button. What is going on? My Sandisk 64gb memory card is only 30 percent full. Also, was there a recent automatic update recently affecting the camera app? The layout seems to have changed a bit.

    I took a screen shot pic of the failure message but can't figure out how to post the pic via my phone.
    One thing I had a problem with, dating back to the Note 5, was that Samsung had kind of a reputation for eating media cards not made by Samsung. Now, I don't know if that has continued to be a thing or not, but my Note 5 ate two media cards before I finally got a Samsung card, and never had a problem again.
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    06-03-2020 09:50 PM
  24. BergerKing's Avatar
    Yeah definitely , so you have the blue color nice, had that one also .
    Spot-on. Preferred blue over the other options. My last blue one was the Galaxy S4. Note 5 and S8+ were black. I don't do white phones, just get dirty too easily!
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    06-03-2020 09:56 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    Spot-on. Preferred blue over the other options. My last blue one was the Galaxy S4. Note 5 and S8+ were black. I don't do white phones, just get dirty too easily!
    My current Samsung , s10+ white ,Note 10+ blue ,s9+ thanos purple lol
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    06-03-2020 09:59 PM

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